pegida

Germany

Anti-migrant protests have exploded in the east German city of Chemnitz. Here’s why.

“When such a killing occurs, it’s normal for people to snap.”
Tim Hume
9.3.18
terrorism

A lit fuse

How a far-right terror group’s bombing campaign unleashed something sinister in a small German town
Tim Hume
3.6.18
Travel

Traveling as a Person of Color Is Stressful

Trips are supposed to be relaxing, but I can’t help but be on edge.
Sarah Hagi
7.25.17
G20

‘Share Until This Pig Is Caught’: Germany’s Far Right Hunts an Innocent Man Online

A right-wing Facebook page started a witch hunt by claiming that a protester had blinded a policeman at the G20 protests.
Theresa Locker
7.13.17
Europe

Pegida Leader Escapes Jail but Is Fined for 'Inciting Hatred' Against Refugees

Lutz Bachmann, 43, went on trial in April in the German city of Dresden. He was ordered to pay a fine of $11,000 but escaped prison for insulting refugees and immigrants in a social media post
VICE News
5.4.16
Europe

Video: Hundreds Detained Trying to Block Access to Far-Right German Political Conference

Hundreds of leftist demonstrators protested against the anti-immigrant Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party as it held its annual congress. The party is becoming more popular in Germany amid terrorist attacks in Europe and increased immigration.
Tess Owen
4.30.16
Europe

Hate Speech Trial of Far-Right Pegida Party Founder Begins in Germany

Lutz Bachmann called refugees "cattle" and "filth" but denies being a racist. His Pegida party has gained rapidly in popularity since its founding in 2014, as the migrant crisis divides Europe.
VICE News
4.19.16
Europe

Founder of German Islamophobic Group Pegida to Stand Trial for Hate Speech

Lutz Bachmann was accused of disrupting public order after he called refugees in Europe "cattle" and "scum" on Facebook. A Dresden court said on Tuesday that his words constituted an "attack on [the refugees'] dignity."
Tess Owen
3.15.16
Europe

Here's What Happened at the Dueling Protests Over the Mass Sexual Assault in Germany

After more than 100 women were attacked on New Year's Eve in Cologne, the anti-immigrant group Pegida and counter-demonstrators held rival protests.
Sally Hayden
1.9.16
Europe

German Police Used Water Cannons on Protesters Opposed to a Neo-Nazi March

About 1,000 anti-fascist protesters in Leipzig reportedly set fire to trash bins and wooden barricades to prevent 200 supporters of small neo-Nazi groups rom marching.
Reuters and VICE News
12.12.15
Europe

Thousands Gather in Germany for the Anniversary of the Anti-migrant Pegida Movement

The movement has experienced a slight revival in recent weeks, as Germany continues to face the challenges posed by a huge influx of refugees.
Lucie Aubourg
10.20.15
Europe

Germany's History Is Fueling Hatred, Goodwill, and Lots of Confusion Amid Refugee Crisis

Germany may have 1.5 million people applying for asylum by the end of the year, a crisis with which it must wrestle in light of the country's turbulent past.
Jenny Leonard
10.14.15
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